Sheriff’s Office investigating west side shooting

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT)- The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a University of Southern Indiana student was shot at a house party Sunday morning.

They received a call around 2 in the morning. They later learned a conflict between some people who weren’t invited to the party broke out.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, one of the people involved got into an argument with others there. He left the house but came back with a larger group of people and another argument started. That group agreed to leave the house but once outside someone fired into the home.

The Sheriffs Office found multiple shell casings from two different guns. The shooters fired into the home, hitting windows and the side of the house.

The woman who was shot was inside when she was hit. The Sheriff’s Office says she was shot in the hip. If she was involved in the argument is not clear right now. Her family tells us she is expected to be released from the hospital in the next few days.

The Sheriff’s Office says witnesses at the party say they didn’t know the shooter and were only able to describe him as a “black male with dreadlocks”. 

Since two different calibers of bullets were found, they are thinking there could have been more than one shooter.

The home is rented to USI students and the people at the party were also students or friends of students.

The University of Southern Indiana released a statement to Eyewitness News reading in part : “USI can confirm that the home is not a property owned by the University. However we understand some of our students may have been present in the home. Any student who may need assistance should contact the Dean of Student’s Office.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office. You can leave an anonymous tip here.

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(This story was originally published on November 17, 2019)

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